Useful Tips for Eradicating Typos in Books and Manuscripts


Nowadays, with the increasing popularity of online publishing, more people than ever are taking the opportunity to turn their dream of becoming a writer into reality. Self-publishing offers simplicity and flexibility as well as bringing economic reward. However, the main disadvantage is that since just about any book can be self-published, it may also contain errors and typos, inadvertently

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How to Charge for Proofreading


How to charge and how much to charge are often the most common questions I see asked on blog posts and forums by proofreaders new to the freelance business. The answer is far from straightforward and will depend on a number of things.

At Proofreading Asia, 60% of our clients are students. Charging by the word works

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Know Your Academic Text


When submitting academic work for consideration, there is a lot to consider. You need to be aware of referencing and formatting styles, not to mention your style, tone, and of course, spelling and grammar. But what exactly are you submitting? Is it a thesis, a manuscript, or a dissertation? Knowing the difference will assist in your academic

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Chicago Manual of Style vs. Associated Press (AP) Style


When writing, did you ever take the time to recognize the difference between the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press (AP) style? Before differentiating between these two styles, let’s examine their meanings.

The AP style is more concerned with a smaller group of writers, which includes those producing newspaper copy as well

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Proofreading and Editing — The Vital Differences


Proofreading and editing are not exactly the same. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, editing and proofreading are two different stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques. Editing is what you begin doing as soon as your

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